Betty M Repacholi
Intensive readings from the current literature on an emerging topic or theoretical perspective in developmental psychology. Student presentations and discussion. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
This course will explore the development of a sense of self, with an emphasis on infancy and early childhood. The format of this course is largely discussion-based, however, there will be occasional lectures. Topics to be covered in this course include: the “existential” self (i.e., knowledge of the self as a co-ordinated experience of distinctness, continuity, agency and reflection); the emergence of self-awareness; the early development of a “categorical” self; the development of the self-conscious emotions in early childhood ; the “extended” self during the preschool years (i.e., understanding the self over time); the self concept and self esteem during childhood and adolescence; identity development during adolescence; early attachment and the development of a sense of self; and the sense of self in maltreated children and individuals with autism.
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